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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • George Duke is a multi Grammy Award winning legend. So, when I called him to get a few quick quotes for my France Joli interview (he produced her album 'Witch Of Love') I quickly realized I needed to milk this…
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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"Goodbye To Yesterday" is the debut single from Incognito's 15th album Surreal. Bandleader Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick recalls the genesis of the song, "Goodbye To Yesterday" featuring Mo Brandis, who also co-wrote and co-produced the track with me, was the by-product of two creative minds a generation apart, proves that great melodies and well crafted lyrics hold the key to creations that have a timeless quality to them. This song could have easily been sung by Steve Winwood in the 60's, Stevie Wonder in the 70's, Michael Jackson in the 80's, George Michael in the 90's. The catchy horn lines arranged by Trevor Mires make the track even more hooky and immediate."

I'm often asked where I think jazz is headed and which jazz musicians are pushing the envelope without boring the listener. 

Hendrix meets Bill Frisell and the Dalai Lama

Ron Levy -- composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist -- began his career at age 18 touring with blues legend Albert King. He soon went on to t...

Introducing from Philadelphia, Jim Love & The Blue Groove - a mastermind of Jazz evolution, taking Jazz as we know it to the next level through urb...

Starting w/ blues Legend Albert King at the age of 17, in 1968, Ron Levy has since gone on to tour w/ BB King, Roomful of Blues and his own soul-ja...
One of the more prominent exponents of the Hammond B-3 organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith resets the groove quotient on his third album for Palmetto Records. He doesn’t reinvent th…
Blue Plate Special is guitarist Will Bernard’s follow up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated Party Hats and his second recording for Palmetto Records. This disc features…
Some groups do an excellent job of describing their sound, style, and very essence in their promo material. Some do a lousy job, the description turning out to be quite …
State of Monc’s Clipperton Extended release might be a lot of things to a lot of people and I just might be one of those people. A lot is happening here from a …
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